When the PS4 launched in late 2013 and early 2014, it took the gaming world by storm. The eighth-generation console by the giant known as Sony, the PS4 went on to be an incredibly successful model that is still in use in 2020. However, like a lot of gaming consoles, this does have a few common problems. If you want to resume gaming as soon as possible, you need to make sure that you address these problems as quickly as you can, so let’s take a look at some of the common repairs.
Problems Via Lighting:
- Blue Light of Doom
The appropriately named, and highly infuriating “Blue Light of Doom“ is the first technical issue which the PS4 is prone to encounter. If you see this constant blue light, then the console has developed a technical error that is preventing usage.
If you don’t want to send your console back to Sony for repairs or navigate the complex world of independent third-party game repair companies, there are a handful of common solutions that can be resolved in the home. Checking your HDMI ports, updating the firmware of your TV, checking the hard drive on the PS4 for damages, or doing a system update on the console itself can all help to correct the problem.
- Red Light of Doom
The other of the two problems that you may encounter is the “Red Light of Doom“. Thankfully, this is not anywhere near as complicated as it’s blue counterpart, instead simply indicating that the PlayStation 4 has overheated.
The potential solution for a problem like this is to either simply switch the PlayStation 4 off for a little while and give it a rest, or to make sure that there is ample space available for ventilation. In the event that your system has developed a problem with ventilation, you will need to seek professional assistance.
- No More Storage Space
A lack of storage space can be quite frequent with PS4 users, as many of the downloadable games and extra content that one can get from the PlayStation store are very much heavy on the storage capacity.
There isn’t a whole lot you can do on an unofficial basis. You can obviously swap out the hard drive for a new one or invest in an external memory system, but outside of that, you’re not going to have much luck.
- Damaged HDMI Cables
HDMI cables can take something of a beating when it comes to everyday use. When you unplug and replug them in especially, you tend to get issues.
The thing that you can do here is to change your cables for new ones and identify why they are becoming damaged in the first place. If it is something to do with the way that you’re plugging things in, it may be a good idea to stop and be more careful. You don’t want to damage the actual port on the PlayStation, because this will result in you being unable to use the system regardless of what HDMI cables you have.
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